DANKE to the staff at Darwin Brewing Co. for successfully celebrating their first annual Oktoberfest in their new location in Bradenton

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By Carol Erickson

September 20, 2014

DANKE to the staff at Darwin Brewing Co. for successfully celebrating their first annual Oktoberfest in their new location in Bradenton. Fondly renamed “Finchtoberfest” (after their logo), fans were waiting when the doors opened for some great music, favorite German food, meeting new friends and for some serious tasting of their newly created Marzen Style Lager. They were not disappointed.

In 2013, Dawin’s on 4th in Sarasota, expanded its operation to this newly constructed facility with tasting room and beer garden. Featuring distinctive indigenous artisan brews, it has continued to receive rave reviews and is now distributing their beers to other parts of Florida including Tampa.

So raise your glass, dress up your lederhosen and head to Darwins to celebrate this festive season! Prost!!!

Darwin Brewing Co.
803 17th Ave
Bradenton, Florida
941 747-1970 (for hours of operation)


Free food and special release beer at September 20, 2 to 6 p.m. “Finchtoberfest” at Darwin Brewing Co in Bradenton
A special event Sat., Sept. 20 in Bradenton to coordinate with the opening of the annual Munich Oktoberfest in Germany.
Free food and special release beer at Sept 20 “Finchtoberfest”
Sept 3, 2014   Sarasota, Fla

Darwin Brewing Co (803 17th Ave. West, Bradenton, 747-1970) will host their first annual “Finchtoberfest” celebration at noon on Sat., Sept. 20 in conjunction with the opening of the annual Munich Oktoberfest in Germany. The event will include free food, live music and a special release German-style lager. Finchtoberfest is free and open to the public.

Brewmaster Jorge Rosabal, trained and educated in Germany, will be on hand for tastings of his newly created Finchtoberfest Marzen Style Lager, a medium-bodied amber lager brewed in the Oktoberfest beer tradition. 13 Darwin Brewing Co. beers will also be on tap.

Darwin’s on 4th caters the event, offering free food to guests from 2 to 6 p.m. with Chef Darwin Santa Maria grilling German bratwurst and Peruvian favorites.

Limited edition Darwin Brewing Co. Oktoberfest beer steins will be available for purchase at $20 each, which includes one fill of Darwin Brewing Co. Finchtoberfest Lager. Through Oct. 5, guests can bring their stein to the brewery any day during regular hours for Finchtoberfest refills for $8.

PLEASE NOTE new hours for Darwin Brewing Co.beginning Tues., Sept. 16:

4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday
Noon Saturday and Sunday

noon, Sat., Sept. 20
Darwin Brewing Co.,
803 17th Ave. West, Bradenton
747-1970 or darwinbrewingco.com
More about Darwin Brewing:

This story begins in January, 2012, on a modest brewing system situated within the internationally renowned Peruvian gastro-brewpub and restaurant Darwin’s on 4th in Sarasota, Fla. Chef Darwin Santa Maria opened the restaurant to much critical acclaim, offering authentic Andean cuisine alongside live music and Brewmaster Jorge Rosabal’s complex and flavorful artisan beers.

Through beer dinners, festivals and rave reviews within the craft beer community, Rosabal’s brews became well known and extremely popular. Darwin Brewing Company was born to meet the demand for these beers, and Rosabal expanded his operations to a newly-constructed 15 barrel production facility, tasting room and beer garden in nearby Bradenton, Florida.

Named one the top brewpubs in the country by USA Today in January, Darwin’s on 4th continues to offer Rosabal’s unique brews paired with Chef Darwin Santa Maria’s world-class cuisine, and carries on its tradition of hosting premier beer dinners.

Darwin Brewing Company earned thirteen medals at last year’s Tampa Bay Beer Week including second runner up for best beer in Florida and Brewmaster Jorge Rosabal’s new brews continue to receive rave reviews including being named one of “4 Great American Beer Festival beers we love” by Draft Magazine in October 2013.

Darwin Brewing Co.: 803 17th Ave. West, 747-1970 or darwinbrewingco.com, open at 4 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, open at noon Saturday and Sunday.

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